“Community Co-op”, our food program, began in the summer of 2001. ECM worked with 15 neighborhood women to organize a cooperative that utilizes donated food from around the city. The co-op is open three days a week and provides several boxes of groceries to an average of 100 families per week. The members of the co-op volunteer 30 minutes per week and give a small monetary donation to help insure the sustainability of the project. The co-op is now managed and operated entirely by a small team of community members.